This is soooo cooooool. In an effort to make learning about music more accessible, Chrome Music Lab allows people to create and manipulate sounds right their browsers (without any plug-ins)! While intended to spark curiosity and inspiration for Music in Our Schools month, the site is for anyone, of any age, interesting in exploring how music works. Try it out here.
New sound installation by Swiss artist Zimoun (previously featured here and here), at Knockdown Center, in New York. The exhibition is part of 3 concurrent solo exhibitions in New York (Bitforms gallery NYC, Knockdown Center NYC, and Simons Gallery for Geometry and Physics at the Stony Brook University). Zimoun often utilizes cotton balls and cardboard boxes but this piece is made of rope and wood.
Love to experience this piece in person. Watch the video below.
According to his Vimeo bio, Australian artist Andy Thomas “specialises in particle simulation based motion graphics, inspired by nature and technology”. A simpler way of saying it might be that he makes shapes that react to sounds.
In the video below Thomas makes visuals for two bird sounds from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s archives. It kinda reminds me of that scene in Ratatouille where Remy imagines the colours of taste.
Watch “Nightingale and Canary” below!
Love these “headphones” by sound artist Zimoun, once again ulitizing motors, cardboard boxes, and cotton balls. This is sorta the complete opposite of the last work I posted by him (329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland).
Watch the video clip below!
I love Zimoun! I’ve posted the Swiss artist’s work several times now (see them all here), but this recent work is by far his most ambitious. He has ditched the cardboard boxes for the time being and installed his first-ever permanent work inside of a giant tank in Dottikon, Switzerland. 329 cotton balls attached to little motors bounce endlessly inside the space.
Watch the video below! My favourite part is when it cuts to the silence outside. I really want to visit this in person one day. Who wants to join me?